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Utsira

Utsira, Haugesund 5547, Norway
+47 52 75 01 00
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Just get away from it all....

Utsira is a small island located off the the west coast of Norway (west, northwest of Skudneshavn... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2017
Stephan S
,
Stavanger, Norway
Lighthouse of Utsira has a magnificent view

The 3 hour stay in this Island was worthwhile the trip with the good ship "Utsira" because of its... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2017
Hans A
,
Sandnes, Norway
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Experience a night on the North Sea island of Utsira! Learn about theisland community living on Utsira. Daily ferry connection from Haugesund (Garpaskjærdkaien Quay). Situated 18 km west from Karmøy, Utsira is Norway’s smallest commune with approximately 218 inhabitants. Adventures to explore are many: preserved coastal heritage landscape, marked hiking trails, a museum and the world’s first wind and hydrogen energy power plant. It is also possible to “hunt” (with field glasses) new bird species in one Norway’s most beautiful ornithological environments with over 317 different species discovered so far. Last but not least, we must also mention Norway’shighest situated lighthouse with its 68 m.a.o..Utsira Lighthouse is the most visited attraction on Utsira. These lighthouses are Norway’s only remaining twin lighthouses. Utsira Lighthouse has collected weather data for the Meteorological Institute since 1867 and is Norway’s oldest weather observation station still in continuous operation. By visiting the lighthouse station during the summer months, it is possible to gain good insightinto lighthouse life as it once was.Sørevågen features a sandy beach, bathing jetty and grill. There is also a guest harbour with freshwater and WC. Sildaloftet has a guest pier housing a shower, toilet, washing machine and wireless Internet, as well as a fitness studio that is open to guests.
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“street art” (2 reviews)
“birdwatching” (2 reviews)
“artists” (2 reviews)
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Utsira, Haugesund 5547, Norway
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+47 52 75 01 00
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

Utsira is a small island located off the the west coast of Norway (west, northwest of Skudneshavn). There is one main asphalt road – about 2km - that leads from the northern harbor to the southern harbor. There are a few more gravel roads that...More

Thank Stephan S
Reviewed 5 June 2017

The 3 hour stay in this Island was worthwhile the trip with the good ship "Utsira" because of its noiseless and relaxing atmosphare. There is registret more than 315 different birds out here some nautical miles from the shores of Karmoy (From where Sig. Hansen/alaska...More

Thank Hans A
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Utsira is a nice place to visit in nice weather. a quaiet island, there lives only some few people. There is a grosery store at the south part, and there is several nice places to sleep over if you want. there is also a ligthhouse...More

Thank M6117DPlindal
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

I visited Utsira this summer as many times before. Lovely nature, great place to spot birds, you always catch fish there and good Norwegian food.

1  Thank Kjetil H
Reviewed 15 September 2015

An hour and ten minutes by comfortable ferry from Haugesund, Utsira is a perfect place to walk, explore and relax. It takes about 25 minutes to walk from the north to the south of the island. There's a shop and post office with a cafe...More

Thank DPOC186225
Reviewed 3 September 2015

Unique. Even though there are several small fishing villages worth a visit alongside the Norwegian coast, this is probably the most "alive" today. It is also Norway's smallest municipality (200 inhabitants) and to witness this minitiature society is worth a visit. And, if you lake...More

1  Thank tormodel
Reviewed 8 August 2015 via mobile

Streetart from different artists can be found along the whole island. Makes exploration so much more interesting!

Thank Jan H
Reviewed 8 January 2015

In opposition to many small islands, this is one that has a local, functional community. Can be visited by car, we went by bike and did´t regret. Cozy, narrow roads and gives a feeling of an old fishermens´village. Many ornithologists seek the place, due to...More

3  Thank ToothFairy777
Reviewed 3 December 2012

Utsira is an "exotic" island in the North Sea and Norway’s smallest commune with approximately 218 inhabitants. Utsira is the place you go to - not pass. The trip to Utsira takes about 60 minutes by boat/ferry and the voyage is exotic enough. Weather and...More

3  Thank Svein-Magne_Tunli
Reviewed 8 September 2012

This is an exotic island in the North Sea, 15 km west for Karmøy in Rogaland County. It only lives 218 people here and this is Norway's smallest municipality. This is a place which you travel to, not past. The trip will take you 75...More

2  Thank Aloba77
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